Using twitter in education

In a meeting yesterday we were discussing the use of Twitter in education - not something I had thought of before - it was Guy who came up with it.

Guy was talking about using twitter as a notepad - sending ideas to a store on the internet - a use I hadn’t considered it for.

We also discussed the ability to broadcast messages to people and how this could be used in group work - more applicable to adult or university education than schools, would be interesting for distance learners.

It seems that the idea without a business model (Twitter) seems to be able to potentially have lots of uses - but still none that are likely to make the current developers much money.

Talking of which I hope they get their infrastructure upgraded soon as these outages are not encouraging me to use the service at the moment.